The Sexual Self-Consciousness Scale

J.J.D.M. van Lankveld, H. Sykora, Wendy Geijen

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Abstract

The Sexual Self-Consciousness Scale (SSCS) aims to measure individual variability with regard to the propensity to become self-conscious in sexual situations. Self-focused attention has been found to have impeding effects on genital sexual responsiveness, presumably because it also reduces processing capacity (Meston, 2006). Experimentally induced self-focus was found to interact with the personality trait of sexual self-consciousness in their effect on genital arousal (Meston, 2006; van Lankveld & Bergh, 2008; van Lankveld, van den Hout, & Schouten, 2004). Subjective experience of sexual excitement was not affected in these studies. Sexual self-consciousness may thus constitute a vulnerability factor for the development of sexual dysfunction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Sexuality-Related Measures
EditorsRobin R. Milhausen, John K. Sakaluk, Terri D. Fisher, Clive M. Davis, William L. Yarber
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter3.7.
Pages60-62
Number of pages3
Edition4
ISBN (Electronic)9781315183169
ISBN (Print)9781138740839
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

Keywords

  • sexual self-consciousness

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    van Lankveld, J. J. D. M., Sykora, H., & Geijen, W. (2019). The Sexual Self-Consciousness Scale. In R. R. Milhausen, J. K. Sakaluk, T. D. Fisher, C. M. Davis, & W. L. Yarber (Eds.), Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures (4 ed., pp. 60-62). Routledge. https://books.google.nl/books?id=A0-fDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT4&dq=isbn+9781315183169&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiDgPyAheLlAhWJbFAKHb9xA2AQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=isbn%209781315183169&f=false